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#1 azure1961p

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 07:42 AM

I was surprised to scan this up at just 31x with a C90 - but the bloated soft disc belies it's truer nature and the masquerade was over.  Kind of an inside chuckle when you realize it's not a star.  Best view at 167x but that's only because it was getting late. With my C6 I used 573x EFFECTIVELY , so clearly I could've gone up to 308x with the little scope.

 

Periphery appeared mottled at times at 167x.  I'm gambling at 308x I could've detected a notch or something odd in the periphery.

 

Pete

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:20 AM

Pete,

 

Good sketch of NGC 6543 (On 9.1.19) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 03:07 PM

Nite,

 

Nice post about a post about NGC6543.

 

Pete



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:39 AM

I have only just started getting into the smaller, trickier planetaries.  Did you employ an OIII filter to help it pop out?  I find that it basically makes the planetaries stick out and highlights them.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:06 PM

Only if they are truly stellar appearing, less than 5".  Other than that no, because the power needed to show them best is too high for interference filters to work.

 

Love your albums.

 

Pete




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